June 10, 2018 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report
By Jay Blue
Blue Jays from Away
The Buffalo Bisons played a doubleheader against the Columbus Clippers to make up for their rain out on Saturday night and the Blue Jays' minor league teams came out with a 3-2 record in their five games on Sunday.
Buffalo Bisons 9, Columbus Clippers 1
The Buffalo Bisons opened their double header against the Columbus Clippers by dominating the game in ever way. The Herd was led by Sean Reid-Foley who went the distance in the seven-inning game, allowing just one run on three hits without walking anyone and striking out nine batters.
In support of Reid-Foley, the Bisons rapped out 15 hits, getting three from Roemon Fields (3-for-3, BB, 3 R, CS) and Reese McGuire (3-for-4, RBI) and two each from Lourdes Gurriel (2-for-3, HR, 4 RBI), Rowdy Tellez (2-for-4, R), Anthony Alford (2-for-4) and Tim Lopes (2-for-3, 2 R). Danny Jansen also hit a home run, driving in three runs and going 1-for-3 while also getting hit by a pitch.
W: Sean Reid-Foley (1-1)
HR: Lourdes Gurriel (4), Danny Jansen (4)
Roster Notes: Rhiner Cruz was activated off the DL.
Player of the Game: Sean Reid-Foley
Buffalo Bisons 2, Columbus Clippers 1
The Bisons' pitching kept on bringing it as they defeated the Columbus Clippers 2-1 in eight innings to sweep the double header.
Taylor Guerrieri went six innings, giving up a run on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts before Justin Shafer vultured a win by pitching a scoreless eighth, walking one and striking out one and Al Alburquerque saved it with a perfect eighth, striking out one.
Anthony Alford had a pair of hits and a walk including a double and an RBI while Darnell Sweeney hit his fourth home run of the year, going 1-for-3. Lourdes Gurriel hit a double and Jason Leblebijian was 1-for-3 to salvage a hit in the twin bill.
W: Justin Shafer (2-1)
S: Al Alburquerque (4)
HR: Darnell Sweeney (4)
Player of the Game: Taylor Guerrieri and Anthony Alford
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 7, Bowie Baysox 5
The double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats built an early lead and held on to beat the Bowie Baysox 7-5 on Sunday.
Jonathan Davis went 4-for-4 with a walk, and two runs while Bo Bichette was 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, a run and three stolen bases, bringing him to 20 on the season already. Max Pentecost was also 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run. Jon Berti stole a pair of bases, going 1-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs and Gunnar Heidt was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base. Cavan Biggio was on twice, going 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a stolen base.
Justin Dillon started, going five innings and giving up five runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk with one strikeout. He was a ground ball machine, getting 10 outs on the ground to just two on fly balls. Nick Hartman (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K), Travis Bergen (2 IP, 2 H) and Jose Fernandez (1 IP, 1 K) shut the door, finishing the game with four combined scoreless innings.
W: Justin Dillon (1-1)
S: Jose Fernandez (1)
Player of the Game: Jonathan Davis
Dunedin Blue Jays 1, Fort Myers Miracle 2
The class-A Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays were stifled by the Fort Myers Miracle as they fell 2-1 on Sunday. Tayler Saucedo pitched a complete game, going eight innings and allowing just two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
Kevin Smith continues to swing a hot bat, hitting his second home run with the D-Jays, going 2-for-4 while David Jacob went 2-for-3 with a walk.
L: Tayler Saucedo (4-4)
HR: Kevin Smith (2)
Player of the Game: Kevin Smith and Tayler Saucedo
Lansing Lugnuts 0, Fort Wayne TinCaps 15
There's losing ugly and there's losing ugly. The Lansing Lugnuts lost ugly to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, generating almost no offence and giving up 15 runs on 19 hits.
The offence was limited to four hits and four walks with Ryan Noda going 1-for-2 with two of those walks. Chavez Young, Ryan Gold and Norberto Obeso chipped in with singles and Kevin Vicuna and Brandon Grudzielanek each took a walk with Vicuna adding a stolen base.
Maximo Castillo was charged with eight runs over three innings, giving up eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts while Donnie Sellers was charged with the remaining seven, coming out a little better as only four runs were earned over his five innings as he allowed 11 hits and two walks with one strikeout.
L: Maximo Castillo (4-2)
Player of the Game: Ryan Noda
DSL Blue Jays
Scheduled off day.
Jay's Jay of the Day: Jonathan Davis
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